BURNHAM-ON-SEA CARNIVAL INFORMATION:
Carnival Date and Time:
7.30pm on Monday November 7th, 2016.
Burnham-On-Sea 2016 Carnival Route:
Tesco's Roundabout > Love Lane > Manor Road > Victoria
Street > High Street > Marine Drive > finishes opposite
Burnham Holiday Village in Marine Drive. See
the route map.
Get into Burnham early as many roads in the town close at
6.30pm. Best places for parking are the Oxford Street Car park
and the Pier Street car park [map]
although many side streets also have spaces.
Staying in the Burnham-On-Sea area during the Carnival?
Read our guide to the area's best hotels
and B&Bs. There is also self
Arrival of the carts for the 2016 carnival:
The carnival carts will first arrive in Burnham-On-Sea late on
the Saturday night after completing the Bridgwater Carnival. The
floats will gather along Queen's Drive and the Frank Foley Parkway
where they will
be on display to the public throughout Sunday and Monday.
Carnival weekend fireworks:
Burnham's dazzling seafront fireworks display is set to be held
on Sunday November 6th 2016.
VIDEO: BURNHAM-ON-SEA CARNIVAL
of what you'll see at the spectacle of Burnham-On-Sea Carnival as thousands
line the streets to watch the entertainment.
2015 CARNIVAL PROGRAMME
Pogramme is an excellent souvenir - it provides lots of information
about the event, including a comprehensive list of all of the procession's
entries, photographs of some carts, information on the Carnival Queen
and Princesses, a short history of the Carnival and much more!
& Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Programme can be purchased from early
October in local shops, pubs, the tourist information centre and other
outlets in Burnham-On-Sea. It can also be bought in November on the
night of the Burnham-On-Sea Fireworks display and the night of the Carnival
2015 CARNIVAL DVD TO BUY
& Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Procession is a unique experience that
is difficult to appreciate in one evening. There's so much going on
that it is easy to miss something, so why not treat yourself to an official
DVD of the evening. The DVDs also make great gifts.
will be recorded as usual by Moving Art, with broadcast quality equipment,
and will be available just days after the Carnival is over. The DVDs
are multi-regional, are compatible with Blu-Ray, and carry a no-quibble
guarantee. The price is £15.00 plus £2 P & P. For postal
orders, please contact Phil New on 01278 780219
and make all cheques payable to Highbridge & Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival Ltd. They are also available from selected local shops.
to the 2016 Highbridge and Burnham Carnival
New, Carnival Chairman, welcomes visitors to the 2016 event:
of people from all over Britain make the journey to this part
of Somerset to watch our November carnival. Watching
dozens of dazzling illuminated floats parade through the streets
is an amazing spectacle! This year's will be extra special as
2016 is our 70th year.
one hundred giant Carnival floats will pass before your eyes,
each one pulsating with music and aglow with the lights from thousands
of coloured light bulbs, fantastically coloured costumes and special
effects to create a magical evening of entertainment.
The origins of the carnival lie in Bridgwater where the inhabitants
commemorated the date of Guy Fawkes' attempt in 1605 to blow up
parliament with a parade. Bridgwater stages the first carnival
of the series across Somserset.
The Carnival also goes on to other locations around Somerset including
Weston, Glastonbury and North Petherton.
Parking at 2015 Carnival
parking permits are available for the 2015 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival.
Facilities are available for disabled visitors
to view Burnham's carnival procession from the comfort of their
own car. For a small sum you can enjoy the event from the comfort
of your own vehicle regardless of the weather conditions at the
Cheques for disabled parking must be payable to 'Highbridge &
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Association' and sent to Phil
New, Carnival Chairman, 221 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset
TA9 3EJ. Call 01278 780219 for full details.
in contact with the carnival team
General event enquiries
Getting involved as a helper
Taking part in the event
Phil New, Carnival Chairman, at 221 Burnham
Road, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3EJ or call 01278 780219.
remember to dig deep and give your spare change to the charity
collectors on the night.
The carnival raises thousands of pounds for good causes and to
help the event continue to be held every year but can only continue
with your help.